INTRODUCING GEORGIA AND CONNECTING SOCIETIES
Our mission is to introduce Georgia and its unique tastes to the world. A country, or a Valley of Paradise with a golden history worth spreading. On the other hand, our mission is to connect the societies with the help of Diaspora Alliance For Georgia and organize numerous charity and/or social activities.
Diaspora Alliance for Georgia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by Tika Svanidze Vancko in Georgia. The purpose of the Foundation’s activities is to support the consolidation of Georgian diaspora organizations in different countries around the world. Identify and empower them to take active part in important processes of our country, including cultural, educational and economic projects. Assessment of social problems and challenges of Georgian diaspora representatives living outside Georgia, respond to those challenges. Through public diplomacy, facilitate active involvement of diaspora groups in reconciliation and conflict resolution projects. Promote active involvement of youth in peace building and reconciliation processes.
Diaspora Alliance for Georgia
Georgian Cultural Center in the Kingdom of Netherlands
Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands with its international projects aims at uniting Georgian diaspora around the world and introducing Georgia to non-Georgians through events, classes, church, concerts, charity projects, tourism, and more. The Georgian Cultural and Spiritual Center was opened with the blessings of Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II and by the support of the Bishop Dositeos and the Georgian Embassy in the Kingdom of Netherlands.
The Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands is a Not For Profit organization. All employees of the organization are volunteers and therefore do not receive compensation from the Georgian Cultural Center or any other source. Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands was established in 2014.
The center was founded by Tika Svanidze-Vancko and sponsored by her company Tika Tours. The Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands is responsible for hosting countless events, lessons, fundraisers, and projects in a number of countries around the world. It has gained praise both in-and-outside of Georgia by the Georgian people, foreigners, iconic figures, government officials, and more. This center in Amsterdam has grown significantly over the years. You can learn more about The Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands land by visiting their Facebook page. In early 2017, our organization started international projects. Our first project, “United Georgia” was a major success, when Georgian Cultural Center’s dance ensemble, Pesvebi (New York) and “Medea” (Belgium), was hosted by us in Amsterdam. At this concert, cultural centers from three different countries were able to meet, including Georgian Cultural Center (New York), Georgian Cultural Center in the Netherlands, and Cultural Center Caucasus from Belgium. Diaspora from these three countries had a warm gathering and were united.
The first International Georgian Diaspora Online School
“Lessons Without Borders” founded by Tika Svanidze Vancko.
The participants were interested in the short history of Georgian calligraphy, Georgian manuscripts decorated with uppercase letters, documents written by secretary-calligraphers of King Erekle, beautiful ornaments used to decorate ancient manuscripts, peculiar calligraphic works of Nikoloz Tbileli. The activities of the online school are based on the principles of democracy, humanism and publicity, prioritization of universal values, human health and life, freedom of personal development, importance of understanding the importance of citizenship.
The online school is open to Georgian emigrants of different generations as well as young people of any age. The intergenerational connection will develop knowledge, strength and experience of our new generation and raise them as honorable citizens and dedicated patriots.
Foundation has been implementing the project “Lessons Without Borders”, which brings young generation from more then 20 countries together in one space. This is the space, where we talk about Georgian history, countries hosting our emigrant students, Georgian theater, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, national costumes, Georgian folk, we embroider Georgian letters during calligraphy online lessons, and most importantly, it takes place in one virtual classroom, the students of which are Georgian teenagers from more then 20 countries and their age-mates and teachers from Georgia.
Georgian calligraphy lessons are being held for teenagers living in various countries around the world. This is one of the brightest projects we have ever created. This brilliant idea, which was developed and implemented with the support of the representatives of the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts gained many followers to the online school. During the program, our compatriots living abroad were involved together with their families. The beautiful Georgian (Mkhedruli) alphabet and Georgian ornaments have become a unifying force for different generations of Georgians.
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TSV Foundation actively supports activities that contribute to
greatly to connecting societies and supporting communities in acquiring education and support.